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You haven't moved out of your parents' home yet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sinewave, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    I've been taking a look around and have noticed many posters here offering advice, yet in the next breath mentioning their mom coming into "their room". Are you shitting me? Your mom? No offense to mothers. Hell, I'm a mother; my eldest is 8.

    If you still live with your parents, stop posing as a viable marketer. To paraphrase Truman Capote, there is a difference between making meaningful posts about what works for you or your opinions based upon your experience vis-a-vis simply typing your unfiltered thoughts out of idleness -- in "your room".

    This was a professionals' forum, last I checked. And I assume that most here are self-supporting adults. Yet there appear to be a great many kids with too much time on their hands posting and posting and posting -- from "their rooms" in their parents' home. Or at university waiting for the next financial aid check.

    Do us a favor, kids, and think again about holding forth here with your opinionated dissertations and snide uninformed opinions.

    I know Uptown has already taken this precaution, but I advise all BST vendors to clearly state age requirements on your sales threads.
     
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  2. Black Hat Seo

    Black Hat Seo BANNED BANNED

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    I would submit that no less than 97% of "internet marketers" live with their parents Sine, or on the brink of poverty at the very least :)

    What's more offensive to me is the use of "internet marketer". Why is it that anyone is allowed to call themselves an internet marketer?

    You don't get to call yourself a Doctor without proving your skill, if you do, you go to jail. Same with just about every other high paying profession, so what the fuck gives you clowns the right to use that phrase to describe yourself to people :).

    This also goes for Mike Filsaime and the like. Making ten million dollars a year does not make you an internet marketer Michael just as chopping open your head does not make me a brain surgeon. Please stop using that phrase to describe yourself or I'll have to sue for fraud, you are a salesman, you've never made a dime actually marketing something for a profit, only selling information (shitty information at that) on how to potentially do so.

    Some of you may remember "cashsalute" from here. His useless opinion had to be known on everything which is part of the reason he was tossed. He portrayed himself as a marketing genius and huge money earner. Well this is cashsalute in his bedroom (looks like section 8) at his parents house being gay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24WOVV3GXgA

    People tend to forget uploading stupid shit like that. I'm not picking on him though, in fact maybe it's not him, could be another 19 year old douche bag named cashsalute, the point is, he wasn't the first punk ass little kid trying to play dress up in this game and he won't be the last.
     
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  3. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Gotta love the rap hands!

    Kudos to all those who pay mortgages!
     
  4. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    If you are into cash gifting, you own a business xD

    I wish i lived with my parents, i live on the street with hobos instead :(

    i recognise the name cashsalute, was he a jr vip?
     
  5. btheory

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    This is great :D

    I think a nice chunk of the problem lies in people who are "inexperienced" as we all were at one point in time, feeling that because they have a general grasp on several techniques, or be able to explain a method to another "less experienced" person, they can all of a sudden claim their title of choice - whilst hiding behind a computer, and not eye to eye... living in their parent's basement.

    Personally, I didn't speak of what I was doing to make money online in detail until I hit a specific marker of time/profits set by myself, with all the business/tax details clean and registered - which was $2000/month or more for 3 consecutive months.

    Whenever I was asked by my peers or family, I would simply reply with "I do a few things online to make some extra loot" because as far as I'm concerned unless you've generated enough profit to substitute a desired portion of your income, that's all you are doing - making some extra loot. My reply now is that I own a business, not that I'm an Internet Marketer.... Oh how I hate that term!

    The title is earned - as you said, just like any other profession. Plain and simple!

    It's like kids who can sing calling themselves a singer - yet they've never performed, recorded an album, or made a single dollar of their ability.

    They're all on crack I tell you!!! Crack!
     
  6. affiliatex

    affiliatex Newbie Premium Member

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    Not to be rude, but unless you have been marketing and steadily making a minimum of $5k per month on a regular basis ( over a year) ...your not an internet marketer...its just a hobby... but keep trying
     
  7. valwardon

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    Funny My DAD lives with me and I take care of him . Kinda the reverse sitation . However lately i have he has helped me out as my health has not been so well . I think it is just the FLU .

    So does it count if your parents live at your place :) Poor ole pop can not work and I can not leave him to the fishes :(
     
  8. SlowNsteady

    SlowNsteady Registered Member

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    well sine I'm a firm believer in fake it until you make it. however I don't think its appropriate to classify all the people that sell shit products and lie about their credentials with the people that are trying to make it in the IM lifestyle and living in their parents basement.

    Why don't you add a new contribution? you can call it get out of your parents basement and do it, stop talking about it.

    the main misconception to new internet marketers is they think that their only way to make 'real' money is by creating an ebook and selling it. What do they choose ? Well mostly the work at home, internet marketing, and making money online business as their niche because that's all they're consumed with. They've spent countless hours researching on how to make money online and rewording their keywords for the big secret. Maybe they bought an ebook or two and that is all they know.

    My only advice to these Internet marketing newbies is to learn how to master selling other peoples products before trying to sell your own.
     
  9. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Valwardon, I've spent a great deal of time taking care of an elderly sick parent.

    Let me know if you need to talk. I can be there for you.

    There's no need to strip him of his dignity simply because he needs some help now.
     
  10. Hierarchy

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    Keep your head up. anything is possible ;) trust me. 7 years of experience pays the bills and if you are persistent you can be anything you want :)

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    Just got back from vegas for christmas ;)

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    and yes my biz partner and i went in style lol took the trek through the snow.

    So hope this motivates some of you
     
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  11. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Good to know. I'm not into faking it myself.
     
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  12. ForeverNever

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    Is this thread serious or what? I mean honestly wtf?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm on my own and doing ok. But there was a time when I did live with my parents.

    For you to come in here and just get all pissy that because some people don't pay monthly bills because of any number of reasons is completely uncalled for. You have no idea of any of their circumstances.

    And then for you to imply that because they live with their parents (probably the place they've been most comfortable for the past 18+ years) that they are bad at some form of IM.

    Not sure who pissed in your wheaties this morning but just because someone isn't on their own yet does not mean they can't be professional. Sorry.
     
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  13. SlowNsteady

    SlowNsteady Registered Member

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    Whatever business you choose you're respected by how you handle yourself. If you handle yourself like a newb you get treated like one. You can take whatever you like out of context. your perception of new internet marketers is your own problem.
     
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    Black Hat Seo BANNED BANNED

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    I don't think that is what was implied. I think it's that people who have no right to have an opinion, continue to flame in this forum and that can mold other less informed peoples opinions.
     
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  15. Hierarchy

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    I am not trying to be disrespectful because everyone has ambitions and goals but i do find there to be a lot members under the age of 18 here. Not that it is a bad thing.. I guess its all part of this community..
     
  16. SlowNsteady

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    you know i could have taken it out of context myself. just got back from a christmas party. But just because they are new to the internet marketing does not mean they shouldn't contribute. that's what forums are about. Its the jokers like affiliatemoneylaundering that are just a disease.
     
  17. ForeverNever

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    Of course you're going to get kids in these PUBLIC FORUMS. Not to mention these forums are gaining popularity like the plague. You just have to live with it (unless they close forums off), and move on.

    By the way, I think it's quite funny that you think kids are going to read your post and take your advice. You'll see in a few years :)
     
  18. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    It's just that most experienced professionals would prefer to deal with other experienced professionals ... not a kid sitting in "his room" in his parents home.
     
  19. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Good analogy. It does seem something like "the plague".
     
  20. valwardon

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    Nah we have a great relationship like I said here lately he has been taking care of me because my health is not so great . Still hoping it is just the FLU . Never had a FLU before in 31 years no FLU . I heard they where nasty . Really a shame doctors scare the bageebers outta me . Else I would go to find out what the blue blazes is wrong with me .

    Feels like I am on the verge of death . My computer is right next to my bed because I do not wish to let this whatver it is take away from my pocket . I personally refuse to allow the fact taht I think I am dieing get in the way of me making money :0